Your support makes it possible for the Foundation
to continue to offer career and technical education for District
youth. These programs combine academic studies with specialized
training and mentoring to put students on pathways to employment,
higher education and future careers.
Annual Meet the Future Luncheon
Signing Day host Fred Smoot with Shapiro & Duncan executive Sarah Mueller and ACAD graduate Te'von Wilson
The 13th annual Meet the Future luncheon featuring our first-ever Industry Signing Day ceremony was a tremendous success! Thanks to media personality and former NFL Washington Redskin Fred Smoot for making this occasion memorable for the audience of more than 150 career and technical education students, graduates, parents and industry guests. Each year in May, the Meet the Future luncheon brings business and community leaders together with high school students in the Academy of Construction and Design for mentoring and networking about careers in the building industry. Mentoring makes a difference!
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students Meet the Future! Click below to choose
a sponsorship level or to contribute in any amount. Your generous
support benefits students pursuing technical education and related
science, technology, engineering and math studies in District schools.
Each year, DC Students Construction Trades Foundation
awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are starting
building industry jobs or enrolling in colleges or universities.
Thanks to the leadership of industry executive Norman Dreyfuss,
and with support from individual donors, the fund has provided nearly
$40,000 in scholarships to CTE graduates in the Academy of Construction
and Design. See
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100 percent of your contribution goes directly
to scholarships and educational opportunities for high school career
and technical education students. Designate your tax-deductible
gift to the Norman Dreyfuss Fund or the Marshall Janifer Fund to
help talented students build bright futures!
Carpentry Instructor Marshall Janifer was a dedicated CTE teacher,
mentor, guidance counselor and role model for students in the Academy
of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus. He often
said his proudest achievement was motivating students to want to
become decent human beings and successful adults. The Marshall Janifer
Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at the request of Mr.
Janifer's family, following his sudden and untimely death in January
2014. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in
the Academy’s career and technical education programs. Your
generous contribution honors Marshall Janifer’s legacy and
continues his vital work. Donate
View our Meet the Future tribute
to Lead Carpentry Instructor Marshall Janifer, whose career demonstrated
how CTE teachers make a difference in the lives of students.
The Foundation welcomes in-kind support for the
House – Build a Future construction education program
in the Academy of Construction and Design.
Contributions to the Meet the Future luncheon
and other annual activities help us sustain quality career and technical
education in the Academy of Construction and Design.
Your generous support helps the DC Students Construction
Trades Foundation retain instructors, maintain quality instructional
materials and provide scholarship support and career placement assistance
for Academy graduates.
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